You Didn’t BELIEVE him!


With the exception of CNN’s  Ana Navarro there was shock, tears and awe on cable news yesterday.   Donald Trump is A racist?

 

Let’s step into the Wayback Machine

Not that far…..

June 16, 2015, Trump Tower New York City.  “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

 Nov. 21, 2015, Birmingham Alabama: I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of Muslims were cheering.”   (The story was a bit of Trumps fake news)

Dec. 7, 2015, aboard the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier in Mount Pleasant South Carolina.   “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on. According to Pew Research, among others, there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population.” (More fake Statistics)

2016 Primary: A  white supremacist super PAC called the American National Super PAC made robocalls in Minnesota and Vermont.

The white race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called ‘racist,’ says William Johnson, the leader of the white nationalist American Freedom Party. He goes on to bemoan “gradual genocide against the white race,” and how few “schools anymore have beautiful white children as the majority.” He signs off by telling recipients, “Don’t vote for a Cuban. Vote for Donald Trump.”

David Duke, the white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, encouraged his radio show listeners to volunteer for Trump’s campaign. “Call Donald Trump’s headquarters [and] volunteer,” he said on the “David Duke Radio Program.” At Trump campaign offices, he said, “you’re gonna meet people who are going to have the same kind of mindset that you have.”

One the news shows ,Trump denied knowing David Duke but he kept getting tripped up on those pesky vintage tapes of him talking about David Duke in detail.   For weeks candidate Trump would not condemn or disavow Dukes endorsement.

Are you still shocked for just forgot?

It sucks being this guy (the man looking down)

General John Kelly The President’s Chief of Staff, General John Kelly looks defeated as his boss goes off script and too the far left.  Kelly role was to keep 45 on the straight and narrow!  

Home General Didn’t Need This!

Kelly has a distinguished career before signing up  for the Trump-O-Coaster

A Marine Corps General the former commander of  United States  Southern Command. Responsible for American military operations in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Home General was appointed Secretary of Homeland Security on January 20, 2017, by President Trump. On July 28, 2017, he was appointed to replace Reince Priebus.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017  Trump Tower New York City 

“The Plan”

Our golden prez would  descend the golden elevators of Trump Tower and step to his golden lobby and there,flanked by his Treasury Secretary, his Transportation Secretary and his top economic adviser. He would highlight the infrastructure executive order he had just signed, and then he’d leave — head back upstairs and deploy his aides to handle any inquiries  slow fade.  Cable News Highlights.

Everything in the Box to the Left

I have a theory.  The Prez was reluctant to criticizes some members of his base.  Under mounting pressure, he was forced to name names.  “White Supremacists” “Klu Klux Klan”  “Nazi’s ”   “Sarah Palin and Kelly Ann Conway”  (Sorry got carried away, not Kelly Ann. )

It’s too late baby now it’s too late! 

After caving in ,the press and members of his own party of went into hypedrive. He was soundly attacked for the timing of his revised speech.   Our Prez has a history of holding a grudge and is unable or unwilling to control his emotions.  What we saw yesterday was an angry Prez who basically said FuckIt !   Dammed if I do Dammed if I don’t.

REPORTER: Why did you wait so long ?

TRUMP: I didn’t wait long. I didn’t wait long. I wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what I said was correct, not make a quick statement. The statement I made on Saturday, the first statement, was a fine statement but you don’t make statements that direct unless you know the facts. It takes a little while to get the facts. You still don’t know the facts. It is a very, very important process to me. It is a very important statement. So I don’t want to go quickly and just make a statement for the sake of making a political statement. I want to know the facts. If you go back to my statement, I brought it. I brought it

While the Prez, concludes the  driver of the car was  a murderer, he’s not ready to call it a terrorist act. Now if it took place in Europe……………

He believe race relations are better or the same since he has taken office.

There is one areas where I actually agree with the Prez.  There was trouble on both sides.   I’m a veteran of sorts.   Not every White Supremacist and those of the extreme right were violent.  However, their are anarchist on either side. I’ve participated in peaceful marches that turned violent after  someone from our side broke a  large window of a business or threw a rock at a police officer.   Individual’s who are looking for a fight  to cause Chaos.  The right was heavenly armed in Chancellorsville, last weekend.  No one was shot.

The difference between to two sides, one side has historically killed people of color, and called for extreme acts of violence against Gays and other Cultures.  They would like to limit the freedoms of people who don’t look or believe as they do.

While President Trump and the truth are in different parts of the world, never to meet.

There was one thing he has never lied about.  His Racism!

 CityFella

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Maxine and the Demo’s get a failing grade


 

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Maxine Moore Waters is a political icon in California.  The fiery  Democrat  has represented Southern California for more than forty years.  The Congress woman’s resume is filled with accomplishments, including chairing the Congressional Black Caucus.

Today she is a social media star, riding a wave national popularity. Her tweets in response to President Trump has gone global.

In a hearing, last week in a meeting the Congresswoman asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin why he hadn’t responded to a letter she’d sent him in May requesting information about Trump’s financial ties to Russia.  Instead of responding to her question, the secretary complimented her for her service to California.  Avoiding her question, Ms Waters  responded, “Reclaiming my time.” She repeated the phrase — “Reclaiming my time. Reclaiming my time. Reclaiming my time.”

Within hours, ” Reclaiming my time” went viral.  Tee shirts. songs, Reclaiming time.  The Congresswoman is hot commodity, sought by news and talk shows.

Last Friday on “The View”  Paula Faris brought up The Washington Post publishing transcripts of the president’s phone conversations with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday, asking the California congresswoman if she was “disturbed” by the leaks.

“No, not at all. I am so glad they’re telling us what’s going on,” Waters responded, despite Faris saying the leaks “threaten our national security.” “I need to hear these conversations,” “This is his problem. He is in a White House where he’s got people working for him that don’t like him, don’t believe in what he’s doing and they’re trying to tell the american public.”

Paula Faris continued her argument. “America loses here though, he can not have a candid conversation with the leader of another country,” she added, “countries are not going to want to get on the phone with the leader of the free world.”   The View’s Jedediah Bila said “If this leak can happen for this president, that means it can happen for any president and other countries will look at us and say the United States of America, as a whole, is not a secure place.

Maxine Waters: “Let me tell you, the leadership starts at the top and it is this president that his own people have no confidence in,” she responded. “They’re undermining him because they want to see him stopped, they want us to do something, not every president will be treated this way.” 

“This man has no values, he lies, they know it and he’s the danger and they want us to do something about it,” Waters added.   Bila: “I hear you but it’s a scary thing to try to undermine the president because you don’t like his policy or don’t trust him and risk undermining the entire country in the process,”

“He is undermining the country,” Waters said, before the show went to commercial.

Maxine Waters position is similar to many of her Democratic Colleagues .

Impeach Trump

While Donald Trump polls numbers are falling . There is no collective data that suggests overwhelming success for the Democratic party 2018  In a resent ABC/Washington Post poll the news isn’t very positive for the Democrats.

While the Obama administration was responsible for turning the economy around.  The current president will reap the benefits of  current numbers.   By a very small margin, most Americans approve how Trump is handling the economy.   Last month, more than 220 thousand new jobs were added. The National unemployment rate is 4.4%

 52% of Americans say the Democratic message is they’re against Trump,

Democrats aren’t stirred, while like many Americans they are overwhelmed by the daily  barrage of Trump shockers and like Americans Democrats many are slowly becoming numb by the daily news.  With each news report the Democrats attack the Trump administration.  However, they have not offered alternatives to the American public.

While Americans overwhelmingly support the Affordable Care Act , the GOP owns the messaging.   Is the Democrat’s silence by design?     If the GOP were successful in completely dismantling the ACA, the Democrats might be swept into office. might!  Meanwhile caught in the middle are the millions of Americans who depend on the coverage.

Maxine Waters and the Demo’s represent a party without new ideas and direction.

 August 2016, 47% of Americans polled had a negative view of the party.  Last month 48% have a negative view.

The polls indicate,Independents disapprove of Trump. While there are cracks within his base, Trump has a firm grip on his supporters.  That base, unlike the Democrats and Independents are likely to support any candidate he endorses. 

The infighting could result in a split in the party much like the Tea Party in 2010.

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 From The Washington Post

 On Sunday, The Democratic Socialist of America got a chance to break away from the Democratic Party.  A resolution laid out all of the reasons, from the reported 57 percent of voters who want a third party, to the rapid success of the 2016 presidential bid by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), to the laughable unelectability of the Democrats.

 

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said the Democratic Party has become a toxic brand and a failed party,” the resolution read. “The D next to a socialist or progressive’s name places them at a major disadvantage on Election Day. Why tie our strategy to a sinking ship?”

The resolution failed — easily so. While the judgment of 697 delegates to a socialist convention might not seen like a major Democratic Party development, it was telling of something that frequently gets lost. Democrats, for whom self-flagellation starts at birth and continues after death, have been moving as steadily left as Republicans moved right in 2009, when they last lost power.

That story can get lost in the more easily told narrative of Democrats in disarray. Last week provided plenty of material for that narrative, with the third major intraparty brawl of 2017 over abortion rights, and the decision of Gov. Jim Justice (R-W.Va.), who’d become a Democrat to seek his first-ever political office, literally embracing Donald Trump as he switched back to the GOP. A Quinnipiac poll, otherwise larded with good news for Democrats, found that just 40 percent of Democrats had heard of their freshly announced platform, called “The Better Deal.”

Click the Link Below for the Full Washington Post Story

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/08/07/daily-202-democrats-are-moving-left-and-that-won-t-necessarily-hurt-them-in-2018/5987ab1e30fb045fdaef114d/?utm_term=.d392220e1ae9

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 “The Millennials”  

While the Democrats had a slight edge with Millennials in the 2016 election.  Many voted by default.  The Millennials aren’t happy with either group.   A third party candidate could easily capture a large percentage of the vote which would benefit the GOP.

The fragmented Democratic party needs a message that resonates within the party. The current and limited message of Impeaching Trump is an indication of the fragmentation. You often have to be careful of what you ask for.   Its very possible in the next year or so, President Trump may be impeached or leave office.   Waiting in the wings is Mike Pence. The former Governor of Indiana has a very conservative agenda.  Unlike Trump, he has experience in government and is respected in his party.  The Democratic Party hasn’t found away to capitalize in the current disarray of Trumps administration.  However, President Pence does not have Trumps baggage.  He has the ability to push through legislation.

Reclaiming Their Power

Who is leading the party?  Nancy Pelosi like Maxine Waters are shouting Impeachment from the comfort of  their Leather Chairs.  Elizabeth Warren criticizes Trump as she hawks her newest book.   Bernie Sanders is an island and Hillary is bitter.

Waiting for an Impeachment is very short sided and premature.   Its time to move on from talks of Impeachment, and to shore up its base.  Both parties could benefit from a major renovation bringing in fresh (younger faces and ideas) that would appeal to a fading demographic and to an emerging one. Or maybe its time for Americans to jump ship to other political parties that have their interests.

 

 

 

 CityFella

 

 

 

 

R. Kelly ‘Cult’ Member Joycelyn Savage Asks Dad to Back Off: ‘You’re Embarrassing Me’


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Joycelyn Savage, one of the young women whose parents allege that R. Kelly is holding in an “abusive cult” via an article published on BuzzFeed News and a press conference Monday, has issued a second video claiming that she is not being held against her will and asking her parents to leave her alone.

Possibly in response to media reaction to the first video — which was filmed indoors and in which she declined to say where she was or whether she was allowed to leave — the latest interview finds Savage outdoors, sitting on a park bench, and speaking in a slightly less stilted manner than the first.

“Dad, you know everything that’s going on with the media and the internet and what you have done is a complete disaster,” she said. “You need to stop, because right now I am fed up with everything you are doing. You’re embarrassing me and the  whole entire family.”

Click the Link Below for the Video and the rest of the story.

http://variety.com/2017/music/news/r-kelly-cult-joycelyn-savage-video-1202499166/

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Trump properties attract Russian buyers 

Trump first traveled to Moscow in the 1980s, to discuss renovating hotels there. After several bankruptcies made it hard to raise money in the United States for his high-end hotel and condominium projects since the 1990s, Trump, and later his children, traveled to Moscow to talk deals and attract buyers, according to interviews with people who have worked with Trump over the years and news accounts. They show far greater commercial ties between Trump and Russia than generally known.

Real estate brokers in New York, Florida and Dubai told USA TODAY in December that Trump properties still attract high-end buyers from Russia, as well as from other countries.

Back in 2008, Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. told investors in Moscow that the Trump Organization had trademarked the Donald Trump name in Russia and planned to build housing and hotels in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi, and to sell licenses to other developers, according to the Russian daily Kommersant.

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Magician: LOOK HERE! Not Here


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He got us!   A good Magician distracts the audience, he gets the audience to look right as he is working left.   Several major stories broke the day, he attacked Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough on Twitter  The administration was aware of the stories. These stories would have normally dominated the news. Especially the additional 10 million Americans affected by proposed GOP health care law.   The other bombshell is possibly a first connection in the Russia investigation.    Good Job 45!

LOOK HERE:

Defiant Trump resumes attacks on ‘Morning Joe’ hosts, despite bipartisan criticism

Trump blasts states for refusing to hand over voter data

 

Not Here:

32 million people would lose coverage if Obamacare was repealed

http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/30/news/economy/obamacare-repeal-trump/index.html

GOP Operative Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers, Implied a Connection to Flynn

Peter W. Smith portrayed the former general as an ally in an effort, independent of the Trump campaign, to find personal emails deleted by Hillary Clinton

https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-operative-sought-clinton-emails-from-hackers-implied-a-connection-to-flynn-1498770851

Trump move to repeal Obama water pollution rule draws praise, criticism

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/politics/local/story/2017/jul/02/trump-move-repeal-obamwater-pollutirule-draws/436334/

Long anticipated Trump-Putin meeting raises worries

Russia hawks and national security experts worry talk of friendship, unclear agenda might make Trump too eager to please.

 

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/29/trump-putin-raises-worries-240124

CityFella

Just Another Woman Bullied by the President of the United States


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No surprises nothing new to see, its just another women under attack by the 45th President of the United States.  As a candidate he attacked women and made fun of a person with a disability.  As a citizen he often objectified women and made crude comments about women in public.

As bullies go, our President is your basic male chauvinistic bully.  Thinned skinned, insecure and paranoid. An individual who rarely directly attacks an equal.  Women are ornaments is his world, their role is to stand and look pretty.

A women below his standard of beauty would never enter his orbit.

He will never be challenged by a woman.  Our President would never choose to appear on a national talk show featuring a woman or women.  Losing debates to Hillary Clinton was devastating.  Winning the election was bittersweet as he will go to the grave before conceding he lost the popular vote to a woman.

Despite his words and criticism, our President regularly watches  MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough was a four term member of The House of Representatives  representing Florida’s first district.  Scarborough is well respected and watched by other politicians.

A Republican, he has been critical of his party and the President .  No more than other news pundits.  He has been more critical of the President than his co-host Mika Brzezinski

On their show, Scarborough said that he was concerned about the very personal attacks on Brzezinski. He noted that he will insult the president and call him a racist. “And for some reason, he always goes after Mika,” he said.

Scarborough elaborated during Morning Joe: “He attacks women because he fears women.”

“The president’s unhealthy obsession with our show has been in the public record for months, and we are seldom surprised by his posting nasty tweets about us,” Scarborough and Brzezinski wrote, adding that they “believe it would be better for America and the rest of the world if he would keep his 60-inch-plus flat-screen TV tuned to ‘Fox & Friends.'”

Americans should not  be shocked, by the actions of our president.  He long told us who he is.  Supporters say, she and other news people had it coming . He is human and should be allowed to hit back !

But isn’t that counter to what we teach our children?  Sticks and stones.   Criticism is often the price that comes with being a public person. Before Trump, there was Obama, Bush. Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy and 35 other President who were criticized.  At 71, the cement is cast.  Its unlikely that the President will change.

Bullies are neutralized by calling them out. Saying this is unacceptable. The impact is greater when its amongst your peers.  Yesterday, many GOP women came forward and denounced his actions, some male leader came forward. While the women were more direct in their criticism of the President, the men were less so.

           Paul Ryan: “Obviously I don’t see that as an appropriate comment.” “What we’re trying to do around here is improve the tone, the civility of the debate. And this obviously doesn’t help do that.”    Sen. Ben Sasse “Please just stop. This isn’t normal and it’s beneath the dignity of your office,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski “do you want to be remembered for your tweets or your accomplishments?” Sen. Lindsey Graham, “Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.”Rep. Lynn Jenkins,”This is not okay. As a female in politics I am often criticized for my looks. We should be working to empower women.”  Sen. Orrin Hatch: “It’s incumbent on all of us, then — from the President to Congress on down — to be responsible for our speech.”Sen. Susan Collins “This has to stop — we all have a job — 3 branches of gov’t and media. We don’t have to get along, but we must show respect and civility.”

The male dominated members of his party must speak forcefully not just for the country, but for  their mothers, grandmother’s ,aunt’s, sisters and the daughter’s they love.   This form of bullying is not acceptable at anytime by anyone.

 

CityFella

 

 

 

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Arab states issue list of demands to end Qatar crisis


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Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations ask Qatar to close Al Jazeera and scale down ties with Iran within 10 days.

 

From: Al Jazeera

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar have issued a list of demands to end the crisis, insisting that Qatar shut down the Al Jazeera network and scales down ties with Iran.

In the 13-point list, the countries also demand that Qatar sever all alleged ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and with other groups including Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and ISIL (also known as ISIS) group.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar this month over allegations the country funds terrorism – an accusation that Qatar denies.

Those countries have now given Qatar 10 days to comply with all of the demands, which also include paying an unspecified sum in compensation.

According to the list, Qatar must refuse to naturalize citizens from the four countries and “revoke Qatari citizenship for existing nationals where such citizenship violates those countries’ laws”.

Earlier this week, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted that Qatar’s neighbours provide a list of demands that was “reasonable and actionable”.

The Iran provisions in the document say Qatar must shut down diplomatic posts in Iran, expel any members of the Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, and only conduct trade and commerce with Iran that complies with US sanctions.

READ MORE: Qatar-Gulf crisis: All the latest updates

The demands regarding Al Jazeera state that Qatar must also shut down all affiliates and other news outlets that Qatar funds, including Arabi21, Rassd, Al Araby Al Jadeed and Middle East Eye.

If Qatar agrees to comply, the list asserts that it will be audited once a month for the first year, and then once per quarter in the second year after it takes effect.

For the following 10 years, Qatar would be monitored annually for compliance.

The document does not specify what the countries will do if Qatar refuses to comply.

List of demands by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

1) Scale down diplomatic ties with Iran and close the Iranian diplomatic missions in Qatar, expel members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and cut off military and intelligence cooperation with Iran. Trade and commerce with Iran must comply with US and international sanctions in a manner that does not jeopardise the security of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

2) Immediately shut down the Turkish military base that is currently being built, and halt military cooperation with Turkey inside Qatari territories.

3) Sever all ties to all the “terrorist, sectarian and ideological organisations,” specifically the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIL, al-Qaeda, Fateh Al-Sham (formerly known as Nusra Front) and Lebanon’s Hezbollah. Qatar needs to formally declare those entities as terrorist groups based on the list of groups that was announced by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt, and concur with all future updates of this list.

4) Stop all means of funding for individuals, groups or organisations that have been designated as terrorists by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, US and other countries.

READ MORE: Qatar-Gulf crisis – Your questions answered

5) Hand over “terrorist figures,” fugitives and wanted individuals from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain to their countries of origin. Freeze their assets, and provide any desired information about their residency, movements and finances.

6) Shut down Al Jazeera Network and its affiliate stations.

7) End interference in sovereign countries’ internal affairs. Stop granting citizenship to wanted nationals from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain. Revoke Qatari citizenship for existing nationals where such citizenship violates those countries’ laws.

8) Qatar has to pay reparations and compensation for loss of life and other financial losses caused by Qatar’s policies in recent years. The sum will be determined in coordination with Qatar.

9) Qatar must align itself with the other Gulf and Arab countries militarily, politically, socially and economically, as well as on economic matters, in line with an agreement reached with Saudi Arabia in 2014.

10) Submit all personal details of all the opposition members that Qatar supported and detail all support that Qatar has provided them in the past. Stop all contacts with the political opposition in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain. Hand over all files detailing Qatar’s prior contacts with and support for those opposition groups.

11) Shut down all news outlets that it funds, directly and indirectly, including Arabi21, Rassd, Al Araby Al Jadeed, Mekameleen and Middle East Eye, etc.

12) Agree to all the demands within 10 days of it being submitted to Qatar, or the list becomes invalid.

13) Consent to monthly audits for the first year after agreeing to the demands, then once per quarter during the second year. For the following 10 years, Qatar would be monitored annually for compliance.


Turkey’s Defence Minister Fikri Isik said his country had no plans to review its military base in Qatar and that any demand for its closure would represent interference in the country’s relations with the Gulf state.

Isik told broadcaster NTV that he had not yet seen a demand for the base to be shut.

“The base in Qatar is both a Turkish base and one that will preserve the security of Qatar and the region,” Isik said in an interview on Friday.

“Re-evaluating the base agreement with Qatar is not on our agenda.”

Interference in sovereignty

Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra said the list is “definitely going to be rejected by Qatar”.

“Qatar has said it will only look into the demands once the sanctions are lifted,” he said, adding that Qatar had already said that closing Al Jazeera was off the table.

“It is a matter of national sovereignty. Anything that is presented to the Qataris which it considers to be interference in its internal affairs is going to be dismissed,” Ahelbarra said.

“Just yesterday the general sentiment we had was that perhaps the international community and GCC will turn toward restoring ties. But at this particular moment, I believe that there will be further escalation, mounting tension because of these demands.

“Specifically, this demand on compensation takes the region into unchartered territory. To ask for compensation, you have to have the Qatari government say; ‘sorry, I’ve made mistakes’, and look into every single instance where Qataris made mistakes.

“This is unprecedented in the Arab world. What if the Qataris say the Saudis have to pay compensation for every single civilian killed